Calvin Hardie Cole Jr., 72, died Monday evening, Feb. 3, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Cole was a longtime resident of Black Creek and was a U.S. Army
veteran, having served during the Vietnam era. He was an excellent carpenter and homebuilder and also retired after 15 years of service with Chatham County Public Works. Mr. Cole was a true craftsman of wood and could build anything. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling and was quiet the jokester, but most of all, he enjoyed time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin Hardie Cole and Anna Mae Davis Cole, and one grandson, Jeremy Logan Cole.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Patricia Ann Faircloth Cole of Black Creek; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Calvin Cole III and Kimberly Cole of Pooler and Troy Shannon Cole of Black Creek; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Jeanette and Clyde Ellis of Warner Robins and Schelynn Victoria and Edwin Lewis of Kingsland; three brothers, Larry Cole of Colorado, Terry Cole of Bloomingdale and Mark Cole of Guyton; two sisters, Carole Faircloth of Black Creek and Nina Turner of Pembroke; 10 grandchildren, Daniel, Amber, Alyssa, Jesse, Whitney, Aron, Haley, Austin and Preston; and eight great-grandchildren, Jacob, Cyrus, Keyleigh, Jack, Ben, Molly and Zoi.
The funeral is at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Flanders Morrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Albert Hill officiating and Pastor Brad Proudfoot assisting. Interment will follow in Northside Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank Hospice Advantage for the wonderful care given during Mr. Cole's illness.
Arrangements are by Flanders Morrison Funeral Home of Pembroke.